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Established in 2001, January 21 is National Squirrel Appreciation Day!

Take a safety tip from these bushy tailed friends and avoid power lines.

Winter Safety Tips
Power Outage Tips

Electrical fires and other accidents can happen during the winter season. Keep the following in mind while staying warm during the colder months.

Use a space heater with an auto shut-off feature in case it tips over.

Never use a generator, camp stove, charcoal grill, propane, or gas heater indoors. Carbon monoxide poisoning can occur and even result in death. 

Learn more about Carbon monoxide poisoning here.

Power outages or service interruptions can occur for a variety of reasons including weather events like lightning strikes to equipment or wind blowing trees and limbs into power lines; vehicle accidents involving power poles, lines, and equipment; unexpected equipment failure; and animal contacts to lines.  Click here for more information.

Call 512-393-8313 to report a power outage, low hanging power lines, or vegetation / tree limbs on the lines. 

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SMTX Utilities is a municipally owned and operated retail electric distribution system purchased by the City of San Marcos in 1986. The Lower Colorado River Authority sells wholesale power to the City.

San Marcos is proud of our low electric rates and excellent reliability record. The Electric Utility serves over 23,300 customers in San Marcos, including residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial customers.

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Call Before You Dig

Dial 811 from any phone in Texas at least two working days prior to beginning excavation. Texas811 will notify local utilities of the dig location, and utility representatives will mark underground utilities with paint or flags. Private property utility lines will not be located by the representative.

Know What is Below Call 811 Before You Dig

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